'A' (F) 2019
I chose Nicole as my therapist 3 years ago and I feel so lucky to have found her. I have absolutely no hesitation to recommend her to others and have done so with confidence. I arrived in therapy feeling a mess, knowing I had lots of things to work through, feeling overwhelmed by sadness, as though I was just going through the motions of living, feeling no joy even though there should have been, not understanding what was going on for me.
We formed a real connection - a therapeutic relationship which I knew was important to do the work I needed to. We worked really hard together, I completely trusted her, felt safe to say what I needed to, talked of things I had never told anyone, things I was ashamed and embarrassed by, things I didn't understand but had a felt sense that "something was wrong" and sometimes really distressing things for me. Nicole was with me every step of the way, never judging me always accepting me, offering me compassion and insight into what might me going on for me, exploring it further and allowing me to take the sessions at my own pace.
Her skill and way of working with trauma is exceptional, sharing her knowledge of trauma and the brain and how it was affecting me was without doubt significant in my recovery alongside her naturally compassionate and understanding nature.
I leave therapy now with a feeling of joy in my life, knowing that I can take charge of my future, a calmer sense of being and a feeling of empowerment. Thank you doesn't seem enough to say to you Nicole, I never would have imagined that I would be where I am today. I am truly grateful and thankful for the work we did together.